BECHTEL — Leland Peterman, 92, died on Thursday, Dec. 14, in Farmington. There will be no service. In lieu of flowers and other remembrances, his family asks that contributions be made to NAMI-ME, the Alliance for the Mentally Ill, 1 Bangor St., Augusta, ME 04330 (online at or the Leland and Claudina Bechtel Endowment Fund at Bates College to provide scholarships to psychology students who volunteer in local educational programs.

BOTKA — Elaine M., 94, of Livermore, passed away Thursday, Dec. 14, in Farmington. A graveside service at Pleasant Hill Cemetery, 100 Fayette Road, Livermore Falls, will be announced in the spring. Arrangements by Finley Funeral Home, 15 Church St., Livermore Falls. If desired, contributions may be made to: Spruce Mountain Ski Club, PO Box 113, Jay, ME 04239.

DONNELL — Marion O., 93, a resident of Wales, passed away on Friday, Dec. 15, in Lewiston. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 22, at the United Church of Monmouth, 778 Main St., Monmouth. Interment will be in the spring at Monmouth Ridge Cemetery, Monmouth. If desired, contributions can be made to the United Church of Monmouth, P.O. Box 217, Monmouth, ME 04259. Arrangements made by Bragdon-Finley Funeral Home, 707 Main Street, Monmouth.

DULAC — Anita M. Fortin, 91, died peacefully after a brief illness Tuesday, Dec. 12, at St. Mary’s Hospital. Visitation will be held at the funeral home Monday, Dec. 18, from 1 to 3 p.m., followed by an in-house celebration of life at 3 p.m. Flowers are welcomed, or you may choose to send a donation to a charity of your choice. Albert & Burpee Funeral Home.

FISHMAN — Dorothy Ann, 95, of Auburn, died on Friday, Dec. 15, at the Hospice House. No visitation. Service will be held at the Temple Shalom on Wednesday, Dec. 20, at 1 p.m. Burial will follow at Beth Abraham Cemetery in Auburn. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Temple Shalom, 74 Bradman St., Auburn, ME 04210 or Schooner Estates, Activity Fund, 200 Stetson Road, Auburn, ME 04210. Albert & Burpee Funeral Home.

HARRIS SR. — Charles Arthur, 84, of Farmington, passed away on Saturday, Dec. 16. Visitation will be held on Thursday, Dec. 21, at Adams-McFarlane Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 108 Court St., Farmington, from 5-7 p.m. with prayers at 6:30 p.m. by Pastor Brian Rebert. Interment will take place at a later date at the Free Union Baptist Church Cemetery in Free Union, Va. Donations may be made in Charles’ memory to New Hope Baptist Missions Fund, P.O. Box 786, Farmington, ME 04938.


HUNNEWELL — Sarah Rose, 31, of Gorham died Friday, Dec. 15, at her home. Visitation Crosman Funeral Home, Tuesday, Dec.19, from 11 a.m. to noon. Funeral will follow at the funeral home at noon. Committal will be held at a later date. Arrangements are under the care of Crosman Funeral Home, Cremation & Monument Services, 40 Main St., Lisbon Falls. 353-4951.

MCGILL — John R. passed away Wednesday, Dec. 13, in Winter Haven, Fla. A Celebration of Life for John McGill will be held at the Elks Lodge on Lisbon Street in Lewiston on Jan. 20, 2018, from 3 to 8 p.m., where we will “drink, tell stories and raise hell,” as per his explicit instructions. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the American Cancer Society in John’s name. If you knew John and fell prey to his charismatic charm and wit or were enamored of his storytelling and playful sense of humor, join us in January.

TAYLOR — Carol F., 64, of Otisfield, died Wed., Dec. 13, at Stephens Memorial Hospital. Visitation, Fortin/Lewiston on Tuesday, Dec. 19, from 11 a.m. until the Mass of Christian Burial at 1 p.m. at the Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul (Lower Chapel). Committal will be held at a later date. Arrangements are under the care of The Fortin Group Funeral Home, Cremation & Monument Services, 70 Horton St., Lewiston. 784-4584.

ROY — Armand W., 78, of Auburn, died Thursday, Dec. 14, at Russell Park Manor. Visitation Fortin Lewiston, Thursday, Dec. 21, from 9 a.m. until Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. at Sacred Heart Church. Committal will follow at St. Peter’s Cemetery. Arrangements are under the care of the Fortin Group Funeral Home, Cremation & Monument Services, 70 Horton St., Lewiston. 784-4584.

SMITH — Frances T., 87, of Norway, died at Norway on Friday, Dec. 15. Graveside services will be held in the spring at the Norway Center Cemetery with time and date to be announced. Donations in her memory may be made to the Second Congregational Church, UCC, P.O. Box 164, Norway, ME 04268 or Responsible Pet Care, P.O. Box 82, Norway, ME 04268. Arrangements are under the care of Chandler Funeral Homes & Cremation Service, 45 Main St., South Paris.

TOURTELOTTE — Myrtle Agnes, 89, of Wilton, died at Farmington, Saturday, Dec. 16. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Wiles Remembrance Center, 137 Farmington Falls Road, Farmington. Relatives and friends are invited to call one hour prior to the services. Winter entombment is at the funeral home with interment in the spring at Lakeview Cemetery in Wilton. The family suggests that those who desire consider memorial gifts in her memory to the Alzheimer’s Association, 383 US Route 1 Suite 2C, Scarborough, ME 04074,

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